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Heart Health Month: Diabetes and the Heart

Heart Health Month: Diabetes and the Heart

As a child growing up in India, it was common to hear elders on both my mother’s and father’s sides talk about their diabetes and their high blood pressure. I used to overhear conversations about stents, angioplasty, and blockages during family get-togethers. My...
Immigrant Rights Activists See Turning Point For All Americans

Immigrant Rights Activists See Turning Point For All Americans

By Mark Hedin, Ethnic Media Services Warning that the country is heading down a white nationalist, nativist path, four immigrant rights advocates issued a call to action just hours before the U.S. Senate rejected all four proposals to change U.S. immigration policy,...
Visa dates

Visa dates

This column carries final action dates and other transitional information as taken from the U.S. State Depart­ment’s Visa Bulletin. The information below is from the Visa Bulletin for September 2017. In the tables below, the listing of a date for any class indicates...
Iconic Poet of Mughal India: Mirza Ghalib

Iconic Poet of Mughal India: Mirza Ghalib

Quaide hayaat band o gham Asal mein dono ek hain Maut se pehle aadmi Gham se bisaat khaye kyun The prison of life and the bondage of grief are one and the same Before death, how can a man expect to be free of grief? Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan, (1797–1869) was a...
Extreme Vetting-Desi Shtyle!

Extreme Vetting-Desi Shtyle!

As an immigrant many moons ago from India, it would not be a stretch to say that it took a while to both understand the firangi (read American) accent and become an active contributor to the same linguistic style. And I falsely believed that I could turn on the “fake...
Talks on the Bhagwad Gita by Swami Chidananda

Talks on the Bhagwad Gita by Swami Chidananda

Swami Chidananda, whom people in San Francisco Bay Area have known since the year 1993, will be visiting the area between September 30 thru October 21. On his arrival, Swamiji will first speak on Saturday, September 30, at a special function to commemorate Shri Ramana...